The 2016 NFL draft is one month away and it’s crunch time for prospects and scouts alike. Pro days are the last piece of the puzzle as draft boards are put together.
It’s important for evaluators and general managers to keep this time of the year in perspective, as players can become overrated between the collegiate all-star games and the NFL Scouting Combine.
We’ve identified six defensive players who are currently being pushed up draft boards. It’s not that these players are bad, but paying a premium in draft assets for average talent is what costs front-office personnel their careers. The best general managers not only evaluate talent effectively, but they properly value skill sets.
Let’s take a look at the individuals who have been projected as either Day 1 or Day 2 picks and explain why they’re being overrated. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts about who is overrated and underrated in this class in the comments section below.